The Cardiac Monitor Technician I (CMT I) provides continuous observation of ECG patterns for patients on telemetry. The CMT I notifies appropriate nursing staff and physicians within a designated hospital unit of changes from baseline, abnormal heart rhythm patterns, and abnormal ECG interval measurements. The CMT I is competent in medical terminology and possesses technical, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The CMT I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and completion of Cardiac Monitor Technician training course or equivalent coursework (i.e. Electrocardiography course) from an accredited school required.
Licensure/Certification: Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required within 1 year of hire.
Work Experience: One (1) year cardiac monitoring/related experience in a hospital or one (1) year patient care experience (i.e. Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, or Patient Care Assistant) or graduate from an accredited school.
Equipment Operated: Area-specific
Skills/Knowledge: Completes CBT modules one, two and three (1, 2 & 3) within the six (6) week orientation period.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics, PC
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.